The world is borderless when it comes to education. Everyone is allowed to study in any part of the world as long as you can afford to bear the expenses. And when we talk about education, Singapore is one the most preferred countries in South–East Asia for its affordable and world-class universities. If you are one of those who wish to study in Singapore, then you will need a Singapore Student Visa (also known as Student Pass).

Steps to get Singapore Visa

Wondering why did we call it a ‘Pass’? In Singapore, every visa is referred to as a “Pass”. Hence the student visa is called the Student Pass. The visa is like a permit that allows the foreign nationals to study in the particular educational institution in Singapore. Students who are looking to obtain a Singapore student visa do not have to obtain the citizenship status of Singapore. For a short duration course which will get completed in 30 days, you don’t require a student pass for that.

Interested to know more about the Singapore Student visa? This article will tell you everything you need to know about Singapore student visa.

How to apply for Singapore Student Visa Application:

Before applying for the visa you need to apply at the university/college you wish to study. Once you have received an acceptance letter (valid for 2 weeks) from your desired institution in Singapore, you need to apply for the visa. However, if you already have an Immigration Exemption Order or a Dependent pass, you may not be required to apply for this. All the applications must be submitted through the online portal Student Pass Online Application and Registration (SOLAR).

1. Registration of application by an Institute of Higher learning (IHL)

Before the students submit the application through SOLAR, the institute is required to register the student through SOLAR with the following information about the student:

  • Name, date of birth and nationality of the student
  • Course details, course commencement , and course duration
  • SOLAR application reference number

2. Submission of eForm 16 by foreign student

After successfully getting registered, the student may log in to SOLAR to submit eForm 16. Students must have following information before logging into SOLAR:

  • A registration notice with login credentials provided by the college
  • Passport details (passport number, date of expiry, etc.)
  • Applicants email address
  • 1 recent passport color photograph

Once you have submitted the form through SOLAR, students need to take a copy of the eForm and submit to the Immigration and Checkpoint Authority ICA to complete the issuance of a Singapore Student Pass.

Also Read: Common reasons for Singapore Visa Rejection

Documents Required for Singapore Student Pass

  • Duly filled international student application form
  • Passport with at least 6 months of validity
  • Passport size colored photographs
  • Visa application fee
  • Original bank statement
  • Transcripts including all your diplomas, degrees or certificates from schools you attended
  • Test scores as per your college requirements, such as TOEFL, GRE, or GMAT
  • Fixed Deposit receipts (if required)
  • Bank loan sanction letter (if required)

Whether you can work while you study

Certain higher educational institutes allow the foreign nationals to work while studying. During the duration of their course, the eligible students are allowed to work 16 hours per week. Those who wish to work during holidays do not require a work permit. Before you start working, check with your institute whether you are allowed to work during the course of your study.

How long does it take to receive the visa?

Those applying for the first time for Singapore student visa must submit the application at least 3 months before the commencement of the course.  Singapore student application does not take much time and are processed quickly. Normally, it takes 2-3 weeks to receive your Singapore Student visa Pass. However the processing time may vary depending upon individual applications.

Now that you have the necessary visa information, are you all set to fulfill your dream to study at your dream college in Singapore? Then start your Singapore visa application process today and follow our guide to getting the Singapore Student Pass successfully.

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